KW 38: What AI can do for nursing, IT Security Day 2021 deals with interplay of AI and cybersecurity, Google FACT automates dance steps


What AI can do for nursing: Artificial intelligence can do a lot of good in nursing, but experts believe it is still not used enough. AI in nursing needs to be researched more, because there are more and more people in need of care and fewer and fewer nursing staff, said the nursing director of the Berufsgenossenschaftliche Unfallklinik Frankfurt, Johannes Hofmann. AI systems could support care professionals and thus keep them in the profession longer.

IT Security Day 2021 deals with interplay of AI and cybersecurity: This year, the online conference organized by Heise Academy in cooperation with the Institute for Internet Security at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences in Gelsenkirchen focuses on the cooperation between artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. The background is that the use of AI will help cyber security systems to detect intelligent attacks by hackers much better in the future, to avoid damage and to minimize risks in the digitalization process.

Google FACT automates dance steps: Google has introduced an AI choreographer that automatically generates movement sequences to match music and animates digital figures. For the AI training, the researchers used a total of 5.2 hours of video footage of human dancers from different genres, plus a 3D model that taught the AI the spatiality of the movements during training. The model learned to recognize the appropriate genre for each audio played and then created a suitable dance choreography.

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Google Cloud and C3 AI form AI alliance: Google Cloud has announced a global partnership with artificial intelligence software developer C3 AI to accelerate the adoption of AI in the enterprise. Under the agreement, C3 AI and Google Cloud will co-sell the software company’s AI applications running over Google Cloud to enterprises in multiple verticals.

Funding for project on AI in agriculture: A project on the use of artificial intelligence and digital technology in agriculture from Western Pomerania is being funded by the German government. The project is intended to help optimize the use of fertilizers, pesticides and diesel, for example. Eight million euros are initially available to the researchers.

Efficiency gains and higher satisfaction thanks to AI: Digitization can help speed up the work of public authorities and make it more transparent and efficient. The most important starting point here is the automatic processing of documents. AI can recognize and extract the relevant information from unstructured documents such as informal applications. In this way, time-consuming manual processes such as typing information from documents can be completely eliminated. The processing of data, the acceptance or rejection of applications and even the sending of emails can be taken over by AI.

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The Free State of Bavaria wants to establish 100 additional AI professorships at its universities.


AI diagnosis detects six common brain tumors: The image analysis AI relies on the widely used CNN architecture and detects tumors directly in MRI images. The system detects tumor-free tissue as well as six common types of brain tumors. It is the first AI system that can detect tumors directly in three-dimensional images. Researchers trained the AI system with nearly 1,400 images. After training, they tested the system with nearly 360 images. The AI system identified six tumor types with almost 93 percent accuracy.

AI is a key driver of the energy transition: The World Economic Forum has published a new study on how artificial intelligence can be used to drive a more equitable energy transition and build trust in the technology within the industry. The study provides an overview of the current state of AI adoption in the energy sector, highlights the most important use cases of AI in the energy transition, and includes a roadmap as well as practical tips on how the energy and AI industries can fully exploit the potential of AI.


AI-based skin cancer app: The smartphone app SkinScreener, developed by Austrian/Graz start-up medaia GmbH, easily and quickly assesses the cancer risk of skin lesions using artificial intelligence. The app has a proven reliability of over 95 percent in clinical studies. Skin cancer is now the most common type of cancer and early detection can save lives.


„Regulation promotes the acceptance of AI. But over-regulation should be avoided.“
The Minister of Economics of the German State of Saxony, Martin Dulig, on the Artificial Intelligence Act.


An AI app assembles arbitrary faces into porn: A website allows users to turn anyone into a porn star by using deepfake technology to swap the person’s face into an adult video. All it requires is the picture and the push of a button. The service was discovered and brought to the attention of MIT Technology Review by deepfake researcher Henry Ajder, who has been tracking the evolution and rise of synthetic media online. From the beginning, deepfakes, or AI-generated synthetic media, have primarily been used to create pornographic representations of women, who often find this psychologically devastating. To this day, the research company Sensity AI estimates, between 90% and 95% of all online deepfake videos are nonconsensual porn, and around 90% of those feature women.

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